I just saw a commercial for 80s music on TV. It got me thinking about the current decade we're living in. We lovingly know most decades for their defining moments and changes in style. Oddly enough, we remember most decades by music style. The 70s were known for hippies and free love. I didn't grow up in this era, but I remember CCR, Bread, The Eagles, The Doobie Brothers, and the Stones. "Bring back the bell bottoms", I say!(NOT) The 80s were known for hair bands and punk. Poison, Whitesnake, Guns N' Roses, Madonna. Anyone up for some Cyndi Lauper?..."gag me with a spoon!" Damn. Now where did I put that extra pair of parachute pants? The 90s were a little weird. The Backstreet Boys, Michael Bolton, Phil Collins, Hanson(gag). Bad English (and I'm not talking about jibberish posts here). Madonna even seemed to endure this era. Pop culture, anyone? Don't you love your grunge look? Did anyone else criss-cross their wide shoelaces in a checkerboard pattern? With this in mind, I drew a blank when thinking about the decade we currently live in. Where's the defining style? What trends (other than the birth of reality TV) can be seen now? It seems the defining soul is gone. And what will we even call it? We're going from the awful 80s to the terrible (pop culture) 90s to what? The nasty 00s? Sounds a little weird saying the "two thousands", doesn't it? I know we're only halfway through, but I can't think of any defining "BREAKOUT" music or styles to mark this decade. And please don't say "GOTH". That vote doesn't count!